Fox News and Hamodia report:
A frum Jewish man is being hailed a hero after stopping a pit bull from tearing apart a baby boy and his sister Tuesday afternoon.
Moshe Lefkovits, a volunteer with the emergency services organization Chaverim of Rockland, immediately rushed over to a 1-year-old boy in the arms of his sister who was being attacked.
The sister panicked and tried to free him, but the dog had locked its jaw on the child’s clothing. Lefkovits was able to take a knife, cutting the baby’s clothing to save the children from the pit bull.
A member of Chaveirim of Rockland who observed what was transpiring immediately ran to the scene and tried defending the children.
He saw that the dog had locked its jaw on the baby’s garment, and he immediately drew a knife and cut the child garment to release it from the dog’s grip.
A young man ran over to help, and he was severely bitten by the pit-bull, suffering several deep bite wounds on his hand and arm.
The young man was transported to Westchester Medical Center by Hatzolah of Rockland.
The public is asked to daven for the refuah sheleima of Aharon ben Toiba, who is undergoing surgery following the attack. The girl suffered a minor injury to her leg.
Neighbors asserted they had complained for months to the Spring Valley Police Department for months about this dog but there was no adequate response to their complaints.
The Spring Valley Police Departement said the dog is currently being held at the Hi Tor Animal Shelter. They are seeking information about the owner and requested anyone with information to contact them at 845-356-7400.